Can they force us to take chemo?

The truth about chemotherapy, including a cartoon is at Natural News.

Kimberly’s comments:

13-year-old Daniel Hauser has Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Neither him, nor his mother want him to take “chemotherapy” for the disease. A court-ordered him to receive chemo. So, Daniel and his mother are on the run.

I am surprised that there are so few stories on the web defending the rights of Daniel and his family to make this decision for themselves. “Chemotherapy” sounds positive, but it is clearly about poisoning the body in order to poison the cancer. It does not follow the medical precept of “first do no harm.” And, subjecting oneself to chemo often causes a lot of pain and other problems.

How can we force patients to accept it? This reminds me of forcing patients to accept shock therapy. Don’t all patients (and/or their families) have the right to refuse medicine – no less chemotherapy, which is not medicine, but strategic poisoning?

Warrant issued for mother of teen resisting chemo
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 – Page updated at 08:53 AM
The Seattle Times


Warrant issued for mother of teen resisting chemo
by Warren Wolfe / Star Tribune

NEW ULM, Minn. — A Minnesota judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday afternoon for the mother of a 13-year-old boy who is resisting chemotherapy for cancer after she and her son failed to show up at a court hearing.

Daniel Hauser was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in January and received his only chemotherapy and radiation treatment that month. He did not return for a second treatment in February and the family began substituting alternative care, including herbs and vitamins.

His doctors notified child-protection officials, prompting Brown County Attorney James Olson to file a child-neglect petition…

County Attorney James Olson said the judge’s order will allow officers to arrest Colleen Hauser in any state. “We don’t know where she is, and we’re all pretty concerned about Daniel and getting him into treatment.” He said the mother will be jailed when arrested, but “she can get out by producing Daniel.”…

Colleen Hauser testified at the May 8 hearing that use of chemotherapy, which they regard as a potentially fatal poison, violates the family’s religious beliefs. She said they prefer natural remedies such as herbs and vitamins that they began after Daniel’s only chemotherapy treatment in January, shortly after he was diagnosed.

Daniel’s doctors testified during an hearing May 8 that with chemotherapy and perhaps radiation, his chance of survival was 80 to 95 percent; without it he likely would die within 5 years.

In addition to issuing an arrest warrant today for Colleen Hauser, Rodenberg ordered that Daniel be turned over to Brown County authorities and be placed in foster care…

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